Thursday, July 25

Syria

First Corona Vaccines Arrived in Syria
News, Syria

First Corona Vaccines Arrived in Syria

Syria has received the first corona vaccines. The war-torn country received 256,800 doses on Thursday through the Covax program, which supplies poorer countries with vaccines.   New parties are expected in the coming weeks. "This delivery is a ray of hope for the people of Syria. It will help health workers continue to do life-saving work in a country that has been at war for ten years," said UNICEF. According to them, 51,580 official corona cases are known in Syria, but the actual number is much higher. More than 5 million corona vaccines have been delivered through Covax in the Middle East. In Yemen, for example, the first injections were taken on Wednesday.
Trump Wanted to Kill Syrian President Bashar al Assad Anyway
News, Syria, US

Trump Wanted to Kill Syrian President Bashar al Assad Anyway

Donald Trump had wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad killed in 2017, while he had previously denied it.   The US president told Fox News on Tuesday that he was ready, but that then-defence Secretary Jim Mattis did not want to do it. Trump says he does not regret that he did not persevere. In the interview, he lashed out again at Mattis, calling him "very overrated, a bad person, a terrible general and a bad leader". Mattis resigned in December 2018 out of dissatisfaction with Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. In a 2018 book, journalist Bob Woodward wrote that Trump had urged Mattis to plan to liquidate Assad after chemical attacks on civilians by the Syrian military, but Mattis held back. The US eventually fired cruise missiles at Syria. Trump said i...